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Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-02
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EFS 18-55mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best shots from Ireland [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-05 5:02
Viewed: 9295
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ireland’s first National Park lies to the south and west of Killarney town at the foot of Ireland's highest mountain range, MacGillycuddy's Reeks. The park today covers an area of 10,000 hectares (0ver 26,000 acres).

Killarney National Park contains the most extensive areas of natural woodland remaining in Ireland. The mountains are composed of acidic Old Red Sandstone which support native oakwoods, mainly Sessile Oak.

Among the mammals occurring within the National Park are otters (now rare in Europe), Stoats, Hedgehogs, Pygmy Shrews, Irish Hares, Rabbits, Rats, Wood Mice, House Mice, Badgers, Foxes, Red Squirrel and, since 1983, the American mink.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
Exposure Time: 1/30 sec
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 18/1 mm

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Hi Stephen!
Superb view! Just wodneful! Nice, warm colurs.

Hi Stephan,
Excellent picture - well balanced, great colors and details.
TFS - Shir

Very beautiful view!
Lovely colour, perfect composition, great framing!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-07-05 5:41]

WoooooooooooooooooooW!!!!! Gosh, is this place for real? Man, its amazing!!! Great landscape, fantastic composition, lighting, reflection, colours etc etc! It is just perfect shot Stephen! Thanks for sharing that with us. :)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-05 5:56]

Stephen, what a beautiful scene with such stunning colours. Your details and composition are perfect. The colours from the sky reflecting on the waters are well shown. Just BRILLIANT!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-05 6:23]

Hi Stephen,

This is a wonderful landscape. The colors are warm and beautiful. The sky is perfect and the composition and POV are really good. I love the frame aswell. Well done & TFS!


Hi Stephen, what a spot and what a shot, I'm quite jealous of both ;). The light is fantastic and your exposure perfect. The composition is also great, very well done and TFS :)

I love your Irish landscapes ;-)
As always: beautiful photo with great atmosphere.

attractive landscape. Well composed and the light is beautiful. Well presented. Another good one Stephen.

Magnifique paysage Stephen, de très belles couleurs pour une photo qui montre bien les superbes paysages de ce pays.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-05 13:26]

it is a nice one Stephen,
fantastic photo it look likes a fairy- tale, fnatstic depth in it, good colours, realy good job I like it very much, with compliments,
gr. Jaap

Beautiful landscape Stephen, excellent shot! Very much a postcard shot... very nice
Thanks for sharing.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-07-05 13:40]

Hi Stephen, this is a breath taking landsscape. Balanced saturation of colours and a wonderful composition.
Very well done.

Beautifully captured landscape Stephen!
The entire composition is well detailed, colors are lovely and lighting is interesting.
A great shot, thank you for sharing it with us.

Someday, I am going to visit this land, (but I don't think I will drive ;-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-06 3:36]

Hello Stephen!
This is really great landscape.Colors,lighting,framing,DOF and composition are perfect.Excellent work!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-06 3:50]

Ireland must be great and beautifull place Stephen. You show us its beauty very well. Another superb landscape with amazing DOF and colours.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-06 4:54]

Wonderful and interesting landscape ! Good point of view, lovely place, nice colored sky ! It is a pleasure for eyes ;-) Thanks for sharing Stephen.

Hello Stephen

Lovely landscape. The colours are beautiful. I like the POV. It give a feeling of 'being there'. Nice light and presentation. Awesome work. Thanks.

That's excellent.. Lovely reflections in the water, great colours and shades. A perfect shot. Thanks for sharing!

Excellent landscape Stephen, A great sky, great reflections, perfect time of day to set the mood for this shot. I like this composition, it invites you in for a closer look..Very well done my friend!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-06 10:30]

Hello Stephen!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Stunning, just breathtaking. I find the muted background but the saturated greens in the foreground particularly pleasing. +FAVs!

Very beautiful picture and beautiful colours. I want to go to Ireland (have never been there, shame on me!)

I love these shots of yours, they are the best! :)

Composition/placement: *****
Exposure: ****
Focus/sharpness: ****
DOF: *****
POV: *****
Impact: *****
Depth perspective: *****
Centre of interest: ***

Overall: *****

*Acceptable, **Average, ***Good, ****Great, *****Outstanding

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  • lukdm Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 7] (165)
  • [2005-09-21 6:15]

nice "postcard" Stephen

Stephan, I have to say that the very first thing I've done when looking at this image was to add it to my favourites. Such incredible landscape with such warm and attractive colours!
Killarney jumps pretty high on my "to visit" list now :)

Thanks for posting this beauty!!


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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2006-01-13 13:38]

Une belle invitation pour l'Irlande !


Wonderful image! It has almost everything: foreground detail, reflections in the water, dramatic sky, trees, mountains.....


wonderful shot, Stephen!!! beautiful!!!

Such a beautiful area! I love the colours and textures in your photo. Really nice. Janice

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-05-27 14:26]

Hi Stephen,
I've discovered Treknature yesterday and I'm a big fan of your photographs. Almost all of them are incredibly beautiful. It's fantastic you share them with us!

beautiful landscape. very neat and soft warm clolours. thnak you

I missed this one - wow what a great time to be there - that sunset is great and it has a refelction in the water as well. Kerry is the area I went to the most, and I know this one really well. My Irish photos are all of this area....

Composition excellent as ever and what a view you have caught there.



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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-06-19 15:43]

So many different DOF and great colors. The composition is awesome. very beautiful.

well done!

wow!!! It is great photo!!

Excellent picture

beautiful landscape, TFS Ori

Excellent picture - well balanced, great colors and details.

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  • hains Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 12] (959)
  • [2009-03-03 23:35]

Hi Stephen

So wonderful landscape, the light come from sky at right who give a perfect picture. Very good level and curves added with natural colours.

Thank you to share this nice scene of Ireland


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